tv Today in the Bay NBC May 1, 2012 6:00am-7:00am PDT
you need health care. >> and i'm meteorologist christina loren live in the nbc bay area weather center. if you liked yesterday, you'll love today, but we do have rain on the way in the next 72 hours. we'll tell you when it arrives at your doorstep. >> right now, a live look outside with the sun now up over the golden gate bridge. traffic flowing out there. and here's a question, have you gotten all your may baskets out yet? it's early on this tuesday, may 1st, "today in the bay." >> good morning, and thanks so much for joining us, 6:00 right now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm jon kelley. new this morning, fire claiming one life and sends three people to the hospital. and right now, firefighters still on scene at a san jose four plex where those flames erupted a few hours ago. marla tellez live with all the latest. marla, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we have just learned that the
name of this complex that caught fire this morning is the coyote creek condos on warfield way about a mile from 101 and tully. live pictures coming to you from our chopper high above to give you a bird's eye view of the damage. fire officials telling me the fire began in the underground garage just before 3:00 a.m. it spread to a four plex damaging two units, eight people inside, four were taken to the hospital, three with critical injuries. now, san jose police officer confirms to us one woman was pronounced dead onscene. a fire captain says the fire quickly turned from one to three alarms. >> the officer established that we had a rescue need so we ordered more resources, went to a second alarm then a third alarm and we also had more ambulances, a total of six ambulances arriving onscene.
and it was because of the fire department we didn't have a bunch of fatalities. >> reporter: the fire captain gave me the latest information a few minutes ago and tells me that arson investigators have arrived on scene, though he says there's no reason to believe that this was intentionally set. again, this started all in the underground garage, spread quickly to the four plex above damaging two units. now, fire engines are being released as we speak, but the fire captain tells me that you can expect fire crews to be out here for the next couple of hours. live in san jose this morning, i'm marla tellez, "today in the bay." on now to our other big story this morning, may day demonstrations being held across the bay area all day. >> we have team coverage. christie smith live in berkeley at one of many hospitals where nurses will picket. but first, bob redell where a strike has forced the cancellation of ferry service. bob? >> reporter: yes, the district decided to cancel this morning's
ferry service, golden gate ferry service in anticipation of the picketing that has just started up here at the san francisco ferry terminal. if you are trying to get from the north bay to the city by boat, you will have to make other plans. you can take the bridge, you can take the bus, those services are not being affected, and they will only be affected for the morning service. we'll start up again in the afternoon. you can see the picketers here in support of the union that represents the ferry workers, the bridge workers, and the bus drivers, and they're also going to be picketing at the terminal in sausalito, and protesting labor negotiations with the district going on over a year now. they don't think the management has been negotiating good faith. at issue are rising health care costs, wages, and pensions for new hires. now, the labor coalition representing the bridge, bus, and ferry workers say they've made over $2 million annual in concessions so far. the bridge district, say, hey, we've been negotiating good faith, as well, and our offer is fair and equitable and in line
with other contracts. both sides are supposed to start negotiating again sometime this weekend. ferry service will start up again at 2:15 this afternoon and again in sausalito at 1:55. as i mentioned, bridge and bus service is normal. so if you normally take the ferry, you can drive across the golden gate, try out the new doyle drive. you might have also heard that some occupy protesters are going to be trying to shut down the golden gate bridge. it's understanding, they have canceled that plan for today. reporting live here at the ferry terminal in san francisco, bob redell, "today in the bay." they will be cleaning up a mess in san francisco's mission district after mass vandals went on a rampage. protesters smashed windows, spray painted -- they shattered windows on valencia. about 100 people marching up mission are responsible for the damage.
>> i saw them just litter this place with egg bombs. they came up with -- well, we're missing one of our signs, which did most of the damage to this aston martin. they shattered everything they saw. one guy had a crowbar. >> vandals also damaged several cars. also part of today's may day events that will include pickets outside bay area hospitals where thousands of nurses will protest over contract negotiations. christie smith is live at oakland summit hospital with more on how this will exactly affect all the patients there. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. as they've done many times before, nurses are expected here basically any time now at the medical center in oakland. they'll bring their signs and then actually start picketing at 7:00 this morning. as you said, this is part of a contract dispute between the nurses and the sutter health system, a one-day strike that could involve up to 4,500 nurses at hospitals and places like
vallejo, antioch, berkeley. a summit spokesperson says as soon as they got word of this strike, they hired replacement nurses to keep the hospital running. though, some electives are being rescheduled. the union says two big sticking points are sick pay and potential cuts to benefits. it's the third strike in seven months. >> nurses never want to strike. this is -- this is a measure of last resort. and sutter health has put over 100 concessions on the negotiating table. and most of these concessions go to the heart of nurses being able to provide safe care. >> reporter: the summit here in oakland released a statement saying in part they certainly respect their nurses, but they're disappointed that a strike could not be avoided. they wanted to stress that they have nearly 500 replacement nurses ready to come in and take care of patients. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the
bay." also getting in on the act, local activist planning to get loud and noisy today in san jose. human rights and immigrant groups will take part in an international workers day march. a rally will first take place in east san jose at the corner of story and king roads. then they'll march toward san jose city hall. all begins this afternoon at 2:00. and we'll, of course, have live, continuing coverage throughout the entire day on air and online at nbc bay area.com. stay with us through the morning for the live traffic updates and any disruptions to your morning commute. 6:07 right now. i want to check that forecast with christina loren. overcast start, little cool, but it'll get nice, right? >> yes, it's going to be such a nice day. today, tomorrow looking good, then we've got rain in the forecast thursday into friday. not a whole lot and we'll time that out coming up. mother nature turning on the natural coolant. you can see the marine layer vividly from the live picture
from san francisco looking pretty good today. it's going to be a little bit cool, right? at the coast with that coolant situated right over the city. 50 degrees now, struggling to break out of the 50s before noon. but you're still slated to hit the mid-60s in the city. we're talking about the upper 70s yet again in the south bay with a lot of sunshine coming in right after the bat. patchy fog right at the coast, little drizzle, as well. as we head throughout the day, we're talking about the 70s inland, upper 60s right by the water and then we've got the showers on the way thursday into friday. if you live north of the golden gate bridge, you've got a better chance of seeing the showers than we do here in the south bay. but still looking pretty good for a little bit of rain right here in the bay area later this week. noon today, 71 degrees inland, 75 degrees, touch cooler 72 degrees, cooler in places like oakland at 3:00 p.m. and coastal cities just reaching the mid-60s. all right. this is that time when the drive starts to heat up and we do have a couple of problem spots to point out, first through antioch, multi-vehicle crash here.
this is actually highway 4 past summersville road. and we know at least three vehicles are involved. you want to give yourself extra time, delays stacking up as we speak. stay to the right as the crash is on the left lane. let's take a live look at 880 where we don't have problems through the area. traffic here looking good in both directions. might be that time to hop on 880 as you can see here right past the coliseum, traffic looking good. both ways on a traffic tuesday. back to you, guys. here's a warning, christina. freeway closures will be in affect this week affecting those early birds getting on the road before 5:00 in the morning. caltrans shutting down 101 between marsh and willow roads so the crews can start demolishing the old ringwood avenue overcrossing. all northbound lanes will be closed in the area from 1:00 to 4:00 in the morning tomorrow. the number one and number two lanes in both directions will be closed tomorrow and thursday between 11:00 at night through 5:00 in the morning.
got to be up early. >> perfect, yeah, like us. 6:09. still to come on "today in the bay." today marks the one-year anniversary since u.s. forces killed osama bin laden. coming up, find out how the mission is becoming a campaign issue. and the santa clara county sheriff's department continues its search for sierra lamar today. details are next. and a strange story of millions of dollars, under water hockey, and solar panels coming up in business news. >> sounds like a great mix. and this is a great shot there. the clouds above san francisco we're taking you high up for a live shot there. christina loren will explain how this will play into your forecast coming up at 6:10. and for the latest news, traffic, and weather, finds facebook. nbc bay area. never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part. people were very giving. complete strangers wanting to help.
welcome back, everyone. it's 6:13 right now. the search for a missing teenager sierra lamar headed back to the water ways. the santa clara county sheriff's dive team is going to use sonar scanners again to check out several areas in south san jose. parkway lakes will be first checked and then on to anderson, coyote, and guadalupe reservoirs. there have also been five arrests indirectly related to the case. all are related to sex offender violations, not the actual disappearance of sierra lamar. this morning, a teenager accused of killing a high school football standout answering to charges in courts. 18-year-old abraham haid accused of stabbing to death this man, 18-year-old osana futi. he was at a house party in fremont on saturday night and
involved in an argument that ultimately led to the stabbing. now friends say he was just trying to get his life back together after a string of personal tragedies including the death of an uncle and the killing of his best friend. 6:14, concord city leaders want to put an end to copper wire theft. thieves have already cost the city more than $400,000 in repairs and additional security. tonight, the city council says it'll ask for the public's help in stopping the growing problem. thieves stole 25,000 feet from copper wire from six parks and one tennis court last year. a task force taking the first look at florida's stand your ground law today. trayvon martin's killing by george zimmerman forcing lawmakers to re-examine that law. it allows residents to legally use deadly force when they feel threatened. a 17-person task force will hear public testimony and then make recommendations to florida's governor and state legislature. today is the one-year anniversary of the capture and killing of osama bin laden.
there's still plenty of fallout about whether president obama made the right call. at the time, mitt romney called the decision ill-timed and ill-considered. now he says he wouldn't have blinked. without naming romney, president obama is challenging romney to explain. >> even jimmy carter would've given that order. >> if there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they'd do something else, then i'd go ahead and let them explain it. >> the obama team is taking heat for referencing bin laden's death in a campaign ad. they say it's a perfect example of strong leadership under pressure. romney's camp calls it a cheap political ploy. more than 100 people dead this morning in india after a ferry boat just capsizes. some 300 passengers were dumped right into a river when the boat flipped over and broke into pieces during a storm near bangladesh. 100 people have been rescued from the waters, but at least 100 more are still missing. rescue crews are searching right
now for survivors. there reportedly were no lifeboats or life jackets onboard. >> back here in the bay area. one of the bay area's first pot clubs have closed. the berkeley patients group was shut down for being too close to two schools. that's a violation of state and city laws. the pot club had been at its location for 13 years before the schools. the clinic has not found a new location. in an effort to try to crack down on crime, berkeley police teaming up and ramping up patrols on telegraph avenue. both the berkeley police department and university police will be out in telegraph's business district, people's park, and the surrounding areas. they'll also be on foot and they'll be patrolling on bikes six days a week mostly in the afternoons and in the evenings. once the color center of berkeley live telegraph avenue has fallen victim to crime and homelessness. residents held a brainstorming session to discuss ideas for
curbing the problem and revitalizing that area. authorities say they started the two-man patrols yesterday to address those concerns. starting today, you can buy some raisers tickets and help oakland public schools at the same time. the team is donating 10% of the sales price for all new season tickets. tickets will have to be paid in full between now and june 30th. they're giving back to the community, namely schools. >> enjoying baseball right now. >> exactly, as you should. giants doing their thing. 6:17 right now. let's check in with christina loren. >> yeah, they're back at home tonight, 7:15, taking on the marlins, should be nice ball weather out there. could see the winds come into play. right now, let's talk about what's happening out there. as we speak, a beautiful, beautiful look here embarcadero. we do have some ripples out there on the water courtesy of some winds which will pick up throughout the day today. but that cruise ship just docked. all those people getting ready
to enjoy some gorgeous weather here in the city. 50 in novato, 51 in concord. throughout this afternoon, we do have subtle changes. no real stark differences from yesterday. but you will notice a little bit more cloud cover this morning and that breeze will be a little bit stronger this afternoon. a short wave trough come through here, high pressure's moving back in quickly. the two work against each other, we have a pressure gradient that tightens up as a result and the winds pumping through the bay area as a result. but onshore winds bringing in that cool air from the pacific at least for the first part of the day. tomorrow, more cloud cover, a touch cooler. i want to show you what we're expecting in terms of your wind for today. stop the future clock at noon today as you can see, we'll start to get a little bit gustier right at the marin county coastline. we stop it again for you at 6:00 p.m., starting to really see the pinks, reds, and oranges come in. you look at the key, pretty strong winds coming in at the coastline. it'll be a little bit gusty here in san jose. you want to keep that in mind. winds picking up for the second half of the day. we have rain in the forecast.
stop your future cast for rain showers at 8:00 p.m. thursday. you can see the greater bay area getting light precipitation. but it all moves out of here early friday. we could have a rather rough drive friday morning with a little bit of slick conditions left over from the showers, but not expecting much. less than 1/10 inch everywhere. temperatures tumble as we head through thursday with those showers on the way, then friday, going to warm you back up to 70 degrees, mid-70s come back on sunday. stellar week next week shaping up. nice quiet pattern continues. back to you guys. >> thank you very much. >> or actually, i'm sorry -- >> traffic? >> i guess i'll do the second job i'm doing today. switching gears now, we do have a serious crash through antioch. now you don't have alternates through this area so you want to give yourself plenty of time. delays are stacking up, highway 4 westbound past summersville road, multivehicle cra-vehicle . thes going to be a lengthy cleanup process.
so go ahead and give yourself extra time for that one. that is the only serious crash that we're following across the greater bay area. otherwise, we're accident-free over your major highways. i want to show you how traffic is moving on 680 through sunol. back to you guys. >> thank you very much. well, it's turning out to be one heck of a week. >> the south african immigrant best known for his company tesla, which makes electric cars, but making headlines this month after another one of his companies comes closer and closer to launching a rocket to the international space station. monday, space-x running the rocket motors on the falcon rocket for two seconds. take a listen. they're hoping to launch this next week out of cape canaveral to musk's other success, the company he helped fund solar
city says it'll go public. the company leases solar panels to homeowners. it's filed its initial paperwork for its ipo. the company is run by a fellow south african, this guy lyndon rive. he made his fortune selling natural cosmetics in his home country and made a few more million in technology and then raised more millions and tried to emigrate to america. and what did america say? america said no. he could not get a green card to work here in the united states. but according to the way he tells the story, america would give him a green card if he had some special skill and it turns out he does. he is one of the best under water hockey players in the world. i'm absolutely not making this up. this is him showing off his skill. he got his green card for under water hockey. and the rest is history. as for solar city, it's very cool. they offer this lease where you can put solar panels on your house for less than money that you pay pg & e. their biggest problem is
convincing people they're not ripping you off it's not some kind of scam. this is cheaper. >> amazing. i didn't know that underwater hockey was a skill and a sport. >> they talked about making it an olympic sport. i didn't know it existed. >> let me be the first to suggest, maybe we get an underwater hockey team here at nbc bay area. >> growing up in wisconsin, i almost became part of the under water hockey team by accident. >> all the more reason you wear that "c," scott. may day demonstrations affecting the bay area. we'll give you a rundown of protests acrossheount cry and the world in a live report. ♪
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movement teaming up with some labor groups today also some immigration groups to talk about more open immigration laws or even targeting banks which was, of course, their original target with occupy wall street. talking about cheaper college financing. so we're looking at events in new york and texas and california and all over the place with various types of events today, sit-ins, teach-ins, park events, and some fun events, as well. but the bottom line, this group is hoping to urge people not to go to work, not to go to school, don't visit your bank, don't patronize stores today, trying to get their point across. jon? >> sounds like a unified effort out there. tracie potts, thank you very much. >> let's check the forecast with christina loren see how we're looking. >> looking really good. finally get to be the bearer of good news for a full week, just about. we do have some slight shower chances as we progress through the second half of the week. for today, 71 degrees at noon,
inland, up to 75 degrees as you make your way home from work, another day with filtered sunshine, tomorrow we cool you off even more so, then that rain moves in thursday. time it out for you coming up, 6:27, back to you for now. 6:27 right now. still to come on "today in the bay," a fire kills one person and injures several more in san jose overnight. a live update is coming up. also, may day protests getting underway around the bay area. live to sanncis f all the latest and update. [ mom ] to me, chex is not just a little bowl of cereal,
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coming up with a plan "b" for your morning commute as golden gate ferry service has been suspended this morning as picketers protest. that story coming up. >> reporter: and a three-alarm fire leaves one person dead in south san jose. good morning, i'm marla tellez. we'll tell you where fire officials say the fire started coming up. and i'm meteorologist christina loren live in the nbc
bay area weather center. you can break out the short sleeves for today, but you'll need the umbrella later this week. we'll sort out your full forecast. and taking a beautiful live look outside for this tuesday, may 1st. this is "today in the bay." good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us, it's 6:30, i'm jon kelley. >> developing this morning, it is may day and labor unions are taking part in labor protests. right now that means no ferry service. bob redell is live to tell us more. we can hear the protesters out there, are we having trouble with bob's shot? >> reporter: there we go. sorry about that. the noise here, the picketers have started protesting outside of the ferry terminal golden gate ferry terminal. these are some workers representing the union that represents the ferry workers,
the bridge workers, and the bus drivers, and they're protesting labor negotiations. now the district knew that this was going to happen. so as a result, they did shut down ferry service for this morning's commute. so ferry service is shut down. if you have to get to the city, you of course have the golden gate bridge and the golden gate bridge bus service as your alternatives. they're suspending labor negotiations with the district for the past year. the workers are, of course, saying the district has not been issuing in good faith. they're trying to put the rising health care costs on them. they say that's wrong. wages and pensions for new hires are also at issue. the labor coalition representing these bridge, bus, and ferry workers say they've made over $2 million in annual concessions. the bridge district says they too have been negotiating in good faith and their offer is fair and equitable and in line with other contracts. both sides supposed to be getting together to negotiate again this weekend. so again, ferry service has shut
down for this morning, will start up again. as i mentioned, the bridge and bus service is normal, so you can still take the bridge, doyle drive as we all are well aware has been reopened. that happened yesterday morning. and there was the possibility the occupy oakland protesters were going to shut down the bridge, that plan has been canceled. reporting live here at the ferry terminal in san francisco, bob redell, "today in the bay." also this morning in san francisco, store owners and police dealing with a trail of destruction after a group of mass protesters went on a rampage down valencia street. windows broken, paint splattered over the police station. there are also stores that suffered broken windows out there, paint and eggs were thrown at many businesses set up. police were out in riot gear looking for vandals, but the damage was already done. one person reported arrested.
6:32. nurses for some of the bay area's busiest hospitals also heading to the picket lines this morning. more than 4,000 registered nurses at ten northern california hospitals operated by sutter health are expected to walk off their jobs as a part of a one-day strike. it's the third strike the nurse's union has waged against sutter in seven months. the major issue is sick pay and reductions in employee benefits. occupy oakland will also be a driving force during may day protests. those protests will start at 8:30 this morning and they will end around 3:30 this afternoon with a march from the b.a.r.t. station down to city hall where a rally is scheduled for 6:00 tonight. and also calling for a daytime work stoppage at the port of oakland. we'll of course have live continuing coverage throughout the entire day today on-air and online at nbcbayarea.com. stay with us throughout the
morning for live traffic updates and any disruptions that may occur for your morning commute. new this morning, a fatal fire in san jose. fire views right now still on the scene of a condo complex where flames erupted merely a few hours ago. "today in the bay's" marla tellez live in san jose with the latest update. good morning. >> reporter: jon, good morning. i just spoke to a few people who escaped those flames here at the coyote creek condos on warfield way near 101. as you can imagine, they are pretty shook up. they live in the four-plex right next to the four-plex that caught fire. they say they saw the flames about 3:00 this morning. they called 911, they got out, now they haven't been allowed back inside yet, but they say they are certain their condo was damaged by smoke and water. now the worst is confirmed by a san jose police officer. he tells us one woman died on scene. she was rescued by firefighters who tried reviving her, but to
no avail. fire officials tell us seven to eight people were home at the time the four plex caught fire, four taken to the hospital, three with critical injuries. they say it all started in the underground garage. >> it was because of the fire department we didn't have a bunch of fatalities. awesome job by those guys. stressful situation, fire started in the garage and extended into the residence. >> reporter: now, the fire went from one to three alarms in about 20 minutes. crews knocked it down within an hour, they worked quickly. 2 of the 4 units suffered significant damage. arson investigators are out here surveying the property looking for a cause this morning. we're live in south san jose, marla tellez, "today in the bay." 6:35, this morning a key decision is due in the case of ross mirkarimi. a judge issued a tentative
ruling against the mayor's attempts to get mobile phone records from his former campaign manager. the mayor wants phone records as evidence that mirkarimi tried to dissuade witnesses in his domestic violence case. mirkarimi pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from the new year's day argument that left his wife's arm bruised. he's fighting official misconduct charges and the potential loss of his job. the judge's ruling is expected at a 9:30 hearing. it is 6:36 right now. we have a lot to get to as far as the weather and traffic. and we've got one lady to do it all, ms. christina loren. good morning. >> good morning and one great team behind me to help. we've got a good-looking day, mike needed the day off, he'll be back tomorrow. live look over alcatraz, we do have ripples here on the bay courtesy of some winds. it's a little choppy out on the bay. a nice day today, 52 in san jose, 51 in sunnyvale, we're going to get a lot of sunshine today. and then we'll get more of that filtered sunshine by about 3:00 p.m. those high cirrus clouds moving
through. so just about a repeat performance from where we ended up yesterday. 70s inland, breezy at times, especially later on this afternoon into the evening hours. and then we do have showers on the way. i'll time out that next system in my next report. here's how it all breaks down for today. by noon, up to 71 degrees inland, 75 at 4:00 p.m. by the bay, cooler and cloudier, as well. 72 degrees at 4:00 p.m. in oakland. switching gears now, let's get to your drive as it is starting to get busy. first sign of that busy, busy schedule picking up, we've got reports of slowing on the bay bridge as you can try to get into the city westbound at the toll plaza, the metering lights are on. might want to give yourself an extra five to ten minutes as it is backed up more than usual for this time. meanwhile, a new incident to tell you about on i-80. this is westbound at fitzgerald drive. reports of a big rig that actually lost its load. and as a result, we've got debris all over the highway. you want to slow down through there, give yourself extra time and there are crews on the way to that scene. we'll keep you updated, 6:37,
back to you for now. >> thank you very much. coming up on "today in the bay," delta airlines trying to cut out the middle man. see what it's doing to cut down on fuel costs. and a boat brawl breaks out. what police are saying about this fight next. and a live look at heaven. it's up above the clouds, that is san francisco right now. that's kind of a picturesque shot. i like it. floating on the clouds. we'll tell you exactly what it's going to look like and feel like outside. ♪
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well, we can tell you the fire's out at a condominium complex in san jose. unfortunately, one person was killed in that blaze. "today in the bay's" marla tellez live at the scene with the information. good morning. >> reporter: jon, good morning. the scene out here is just finally starting to clear, but fire officials tell me that wee can expect dozens of firefighters and crews to remain onscene for the next couple of hours. you can see the entrance is still blocked off by a san jose police officer. this is the coyote creek apartments near 101 and tully. here's the latest, the fire started in the garage beneath and behind the four-plex. it quickly spread to the residence. at one point, the flames shooting through the roof of that four-plex. in all, two units were damaged. now, a fire captain tells us three people are critically injured. a san jose police officer tells
us one woman died. >> so we've lost somebody this morning? >> that's correct. one, looks like an asian female in her 30s was evacuated from the apartment while the firefighters were attempting to extinguish the fire. and she was pronounced deceased. >> reporter: now the sergeant believes that woman died from smoke inhalation. we are waiting to confirm that with san jose fire. now right now arson investigators are onscene looking for a cause at this point. it is just still too early to determine a cause. now i should also say the call came in before 3:00. firefighters were able to knock it down within the hour. the fire captain on scene tells me they did notice the units were equipped with smoke detectors, so he's not sure if they worked properly this morning. we're live in south san jose this morning, "today in the bay." more than a dozen people
hurt after a large fire at a half way house in watsonville. fire broke out monday night. flames spread so fast, several of the residents had to jump from the second-story windows. 11 of the people living there had to be taken to local hospitals to be treated for various injuries and smoke inhalati inhalation. and how about this? delta going through extreme measures to try and cut down on fuel costs. the airline buying this refinery near philadelphia from conocophillips. the goal is to try to lower their fuel bill. it's the biggest expense costing more than $300 million a year. the refinery will continue to rep fine gasoline as well as jet fuel. it's going to be a really nice day out there, finally feels like spring, and it's sticking around for a while. >> yeah, it's going to be nice for the fine refineries today. gorgeous day shaping up. a gorgeous looking day today. tomorrow, want to put that antenna up for you. we've got showers thursday into friday. what does that mean? hold off on washing your car. what does that mean?
hold off on watering the plants that day. but just that day. thursday into friday. and we're expecting those showers elsewhere, we're going to get a little bit of action up north. maybe a little bit more rain, maybe measuring 1/4 inch, but not expecting anything more than 1/10 in the north bay in the mid to end section of the week. 52 degrees in sunnyvale to start you out. nice mild start to the morning, beautiful sunrise shaping up over the city over the bay. we had a weak disturbance pass through. this is going to keep that onshore flow in place. so for today, mostly cloudy start, clouds hugging the coastline. that'll be the case. and as a result, temperatures will be much warmer inland versus what we're expecting at some of your coastal cities. for example, i'm forecasting 65 degrees in pacifica, versus 78 in san jose. blustery later on as the winds start to increase. and then tomorrow, we're going to drop off your temperatures just a touch. we bring in the showers, stop the clock on the future cast at 9:00 p.m. thursday. there it is, enough to get your plants nice and wet and then
maybe just maybe enough for a car wash up in the north bay. you'll probably still need to wash it yourself on friday. but hey, you don't want to go out of your way before then. 75 degrees in san jose, 71 in fremont, or else the showers will muck it up even more so. 71 in livermore. throughout the next couple of days, we are going to keep the low 70s in place for tomorrow, but we're down to the 60s on thursday. warming you back up as we head into the weekend. and the good news is, we'll stay nice and quiet for the weekend. another spring-like weekend for great outdoor activities here in the bay area. switching gears now, let's get to your drive. couple of serious things to point out. we told you about this earlier, debris's all over the highway, i-80 westbound at fitzgerald drive. reportedly a big rig passing through there lost its load, there's a massive cleanup effort taking place. you want to give yourself extra time as delays are stacking up and they're growing as we speak. meanwhile, another issue to tell you about, jammed traffic on 880
really moving slow from grand avenue up to the toll plaza where the metering lights are on this morning. and that's actually backed up more so than usual. keep that in mind, give yourself extra time. back to you for now. >> thank you very much. we continue following developing news this morning. may day demonstrations being held throughout the bay area all day. >> we have team coverage, christie smith is live in oakland at one of many hospitals where nurses will picket. but first, bob redell on the san francisco water front where a strike has forced the cancellation of ferry service. bob? >> reporter: yes, good morning to you laura and jon, the golden gate bridge district knew that picketers would be out here at ferry terminal here in san francisco and the terminal in sausali sausalito. they did cancel ferry service for this morning, will resume later this afternoon. something to keep in mind if you commute from marin to the city over the water. these are supporters of the labor union and the labor union workers themselves. ferry workers protesting labor
contract negotiations that have been going on for over a year now. and both sides have clearly not come through an agreement yet. they are supposed to go back to the table some time this week. but three big issues are rising health care costs, pensions for new hires and, of course, wages. so right now what they are doing is the day of action also coinciding with may day. they are picketing in front of the terminal. and ferry service shut down will resume earlier this -- later this afternoon. 1:55 at sausalito. the bridge is still open and so is bus services. that's your alternate route. and there were also reports that the occupy protesters were going to shut down the golden gate bridge, they have canceled that plan. we are live in san francisco, bob redell, "today in the bay." quite a different scene on the eve of these protests about 100 people chanting we are
occupy in san francisco's mission district. smashing windows and spraying paint. they also threw eggs at about a dozen businesses around 18th and valencia streets that's night. they also broke windows at the police station. witnesses say about 100 people marching in the streets are responsible for all this damage. >> i saw them just litter this place with egg bombs, came up with -- well, we're missing one of our signs that did most of this damage. they started shattering everything they saw. one guy had a crowbar. >> and vandals also damaged several cars. thousands of nurses are gearing up to hit the picket lines this morning for a one-day strike. at issue there, sick pay and benefits. christie smith live at oakland summit hospital with more on how this will affect patients. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. as they've done before, the nurses are starting to show up early. they've got their picket signs down. they won't officially start until 7:00 this morning.
this is a one-day strike for the california nurses association and the third strike in just seven months against this sutter health system. about 4,500 nurses are expected to walk off the job over a contract dispute. nurses say sick pay and a reduction in benefits are just part of the problem, but summit says that it's disappointed that this strike couldn't be avoided. i spoke one one icu nurse a little while ago. he said he doesn't want to, but he has to hit the streets because this is so important to him. the nine hospitals affected throughout the bay area will have replacement nurses to care for patients. they were hired with a contract, though, for five days which means that the nurses who go on strike won't be allowed back on the job until sunday. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the bay." occupy oakland will also be a driving force during may day protests. the protests will start at 8:30 this morning ending up at about
3:30 this afternoon with a march from the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station where a rally is scheduled for 6:00 this evening. shoremen have called for a daytime work stoppage. the oakland police department handling of occupy protests just one of the criticisms in a new report from independent monitors. the report concluded the department is still far from reaching court-ordered reforms and that could mean it is a step closer to coming under federal control. oakland agreed to sweeping reforms back in 2003 after the fallout from a police corruption case. and protesters will also be out in force in support of janitors this morning. a group of protesters will rally near westfield shopping mall on san francisco's market street set at 11:00 this morning. janitors and retail workers at the mall were engaged in an ongoing labor dispute. and they'll be picketing at fifth and market. low-wage earners could be in for a raise in san jose. city council will consider an initiative today to increase the
minimum wage from $8 to $10. it has several options on the table including enacting it directly or leaving it up to voters in september. it was started by a sociology class and quickly gained community support. alcohol crackdown, city leaders in walnut creek are set to consider a controversial new ordinance giving the city more control over places that serve alcohol. they will hold a hearing tonight to discuss the controversial law. now if passed, older bars may be required to have security and adhere to alcohol cut-off times. right now, those bars are exempt from the 2004 law that set rules for bars and restaurants. bar owners have threatened a lawsuit if that ordinance is passed. the hearing starts tonight at 7:00. it is 6:55 right now. the "today" show is next and ann curry shows us exactly what they're working on this morning. >> jon and laura, good morning, coming up here on a tuesday morning on "today," new security concerns on the one-year anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden. this morning, we'll get an
inside look at the daring mission from one of the men who was with president obama in the situation room. also ahead, ryan o'neal will be here after he was unable to join us on monday. and we'll talk to him about his cancer diagnosis and his new memoir. a revealing look at his turbulent relationships with farrah fawcett and his own children. and why critics are crying foul over this deliberate crash of an empty passenger jet. was it done in the name of science or tv ratings? that and more on "today." back to you two. >> thank you very much. well, if you dig food, you're going to like this. a pair of bay area restaurants made a list of the 50 best in the world. manresa ranked number 48, french laundry checking in at 43. and for the third consecutive year, copenhagen restaurant noma held the number one spot. the results published in the may issue of "restaurant" magazine. >> make the reservations. a famous set of hot wheels
recovered more than a year after they were stolen. he was in san jose monday night celebrating the grand opening of his new restaurant johnny garlics also celebrating the recovery of his $200,000 yellow lamborghini. the car was recovered saturday from a storage unit in richmond. he says he is thrilled with local police. >> the marin sheriffs department and mill valley p.d. to crack the case, to get the low down and the yellow lambo was found. i never thought it would happen. big props and thanks to them. >> yellow lambo is back. the lamborghini spider was stolen last year from the san francisco car dealership. officers say the storage unit where it was found belongs to a 17-year-old boy who was arrested in an unrelated case. call this one a super hero effort. iron man and friends opening up the new york stock exchange. scott mcgrew here to check on the caped crusaders.
>> maybe you can help me pick out the various super heroes. iron man's on the left. >> captain america. >> i've got such a small monitor, i can't see on the right-hand side who they are. and then there's the other guys of the avengers. dow industrials not moving there very much this morning. may turning out to be at least a fairly slow start. facebook's made a little change to its about you section including people -- or allowing people rather whether they're organ donors. it's probably better to have that sticker on your driver's license. i don't see anybody running off to facebook if you're in a terrible accident. but go to your time line and on the life events section, there's a health and wellness section and you can indicate whether you're an organ donor. facebook is saying it'll help more people sign up. it's a great idea. >> your heart is big and hopefully healthy too. >> and may go to someone else god forbid if it needs to. 6:58 right now. >> let's check in with christina
loren for one final check on that weather. >> plenty of vitamin d for today. lots of sunshine, we do have a little bit of a cloud deck banked up against the coast, but not going to last long. take a look at this gorgeous shot of the embarcadero. all those people getting ready to enjoy comfortable temperatures. we'll be at about 74 degrees inland today at 4:00 p.m., 72 by the bay and a touch cooler at the coast. we've got rain on the way. we'll be tracking those showers tomorrow. we meet back here. overall, though, looking pretty good, guys on a tuesday, back to you. >> thank you very much. and thank you for pulling double duty, as well. a look at the morning commute. we're going to take a look at the forecast, commute, and continuing to look at local news. a lot of protests going on across the area. a local update at 7:25. >> and we'll be back to fill you in on the local happenings of the day. stay tuned for the "today" show. it is next. a live look outside at protests up in san francisco, we believe. that should be happening all across the bay on this may day.